Amazon Prime Instant Video & Warner Bros. International Television Distribution Strike Multi-Year, Multi-Show UK Instant Video

      Amazon Prime Instant Video & Warner Bros. International Television
Distribution Strike Multi-Year, Multi-Show UK Instant Video Subscription Deal

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, February 24, 2014

LONDON, February 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

   Hit Shows Including Arrow, The Following and Revolution coming to Prime
Instant Video, the UK's Largest Subscription Streaming Service, which launches
                                 on Wednesday

Amazon and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution have today
announced a UK instant video subscription deal to bring five hit U.S. prime
time TV series to Amazon Prime Instant Video, Britain's largest subscription
streaming service, which launches in the UK on Wednesday (26th February).

The multi-year agreement sees Amazon Prime Instant Video acquire the UK on
demand subscription streaming rights to multiple seasons of Warner Bros.
Television shows - Arrow , The Following , Hostages , Revolution and The 100 
- following their linear UK broadcast runs. The first seasons of Arrow, The
Following and Revolution will go live on Amazon Prime Instant Video this year
with Hostages and The 100 in 2015, and subsequent seasons of each show
following thereafter.

Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television
Distribution, commented: "We are very pleased to extend and develop our
relationship with Amazon in a deal that demonstrates the growing appetite for
SVOD rights to our TV shows in the UK. UK viewers can now look forward to
either re-watching or discovering these quality series on the Prime Instant
Video streaming service in the coming months and years."

"We are incredibly excited to bring these critically acclaimed shows to UK TV
fans when they arrive on Prime Instant Video, Britain's largest subscription
streaming service, later this year," added Jason Ropell, Head of Amazon
Instant Video International Content Acquisition. "Launching in July with Arrow
season 1 and Revolution season 1, these standout series will be available on
demand and all at once, adding to our already vast catalogue of exceptional TV
shows available to stream at the viewers' convenience."

Based on characters published by DC Comics, Arrow charts the tale of
billionaire Oliver Queen who, after being marooned for five years on a remote
island, returns home with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills
that he uses in a war on crime. In 2012, it was the #1 US scripted drama in UK
multi-channel homes.

Hostages, meanwhile, is a thrilling and suspenseful new one-hour series about
a family caught in the middle of a grand political conspiracy that will change
their lives forever. It stars Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Toni Collette (
The  United States  of Tara, The Sixth Sense, Muriel ' s Wedding ), Tate
Donovan ( Argo, Damages, The O.C. ) and Golden Globe winner Dylan McDermott (
American Horror Story, The Practice, Dark Blue, In the Line of Fire ).

Revolution is an epic, swashbuckling drama from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot
Productions and Supernatural's Eric Kripke and centres on the Matheson
family's struggle to survive 15 years after a mysterious worldwide blackout.
Their post-apocalyptic world is juxtaposed with bucolic, overgrown cities and
a journey of hope, rebirth and retribution. The show enjoyed the most
successful US drama series premiere ever in UK multi-channel homes, when it
launched in 2013.

One of the most watched US series of 2013, The Following , stars Kevin Bacon (
Mystic River, Apollo 13, A Few Good Men ) as an FBI agent on the hunt for a
brilliant and charismatic serial killer played by James Purefoy ( Rome,
Camelot ), who communicates and connects with other active serial killers in
the US, who in turn follow his every command.

The 100 , set to premiere on linear broadcast later this year, follows 100
juvenile prisoners sent to Earth to test whether it is habitable, a century on
from a devastating nuclear apocalypse which saw the only survivors being the
inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit at the time.

Prime Instant Video

Amazon has announced that it is combining two of the most popular subscription
services in the UK, Amazon Prime and LOVEFiLM, to become Prime Instant Video
from Wednesday (26 ^th February). Amazon Prime offers members unlimited
One-Day Delivery on over 7 million items and access to 500,000 Kindle books to
borrow. LOVEFiLM Instant includes unlimited streaming of more than 15,000
popular movies and TV episodes. When the two programmes combine, Prime will
be offered at the low price of £79 a year - a 35% savings for all the benefits
of the two previously separate services. As a special offer customers can
lock in a full year of Prime at £49 until 26 February. Current Prime members
can enjoy unlimited streaming at their current price until their renewal date.
Customers who are not already members can start a 30-day free trial of Amazon
Prime by visiting http://www.amazon.co.uk/prime . 

Amazon is increasing investment in exclusive content and original programming
only available through Prime Instant Video, which gives subscribers streaming
of more than 15,000 popular movies and TV episodes. Members will have access
to exclusive movies such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Hangover Part
II, One Direction: This Is Us, Friends with Benefits and Alvin and the
Chipmunks: Chipwrecked , as well as TV shows such as The Walking Dead, Dexter,
Vikings, Downton Abbey, Desperate Housewives , and children's favourites Peppa
Pig, Fireman Sam, and SpongeBob SquarePants . They will also have exclusive
access to Amazon original TV series Alpha House starring John Goodman at
launch and Betas , which debuts soon.

For more information about Amazon Prime, visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/prime .
For more information about Prime Instant Video, visit
http://www.amazon.co.uk/primevideo .

                             --Notes to Editors-

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